Multifamily Building Restoration

POSTED ON: May 14, 2012
Multifamily buildings – better known as apartment buildings or apartment complexes – need constant attention and maintenance supervision. In the aftermath of disaster, restoring your rental properties to working condition can be an impossibly complex task involving a multitude of logistical and ... Read More

Hospital & Healthcare Facility Restoration

POSTED ON: April 30, 2012
With 16 offices strategically located across the country and offering a full spectrum of both construction and restoration services, Interstate Restoration offers its hospital and healthcare facility clients complete, efficient recovery from all manner of natural and man-made disasters. Working quic... Read More

Dealing with FEMA and Insurance Agencies

POSTED ON: April 23, 2012
Grants and other forms of relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with payouts from insurance policies, offer most disaster victims their main means of assistance. Understanding the nature of both kinds of payout is essential to any reconstruction effort.     What FEMA ... Read More

Top 5 Most Expensive Natural Disasters | Interstate Restoration

POSTED ON: April 9, 2012
In purely human terms, the loss, devastation, and damage caused by natural disasters is immeasurable. Calculating the financial toll of earthquakes, hurricanes, and other catastrophes, however, provides a practical means of judging the impact of such events. According to reports by the World Bank an... Read More

Office Safety – Workstation Ergonomics

POSTED ON: April 2, 2012
Changes have occurred in the general office workplace as a result of the new office technology. As with all new technology, these changes bring with it a set of health and safety concerns such as stress-related symptoms and musculoskeletal strains. For example, long hours at a poorly designed comput... Read More

Tax Breaks for Natural Disasters?

POSTED ON: March 26, 2012
Did you know that if your home or business happened to be damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, you might be able to recover a portion of your loss from Uncle Sam?  That’s right, the IRS wants to ease the burden and unreimbursed casualty losses are actually tax deductible.  This simple fac... Read More

Five Steps to Help You Plan For a Fast Recovery after a Disaster

POSTED ON: March 19, 2012
–By Summer Signer In the event of an unforeseen disaster, do you have the resources in place to keep your employees safe while resuming business in a reasonable amount of time?  “It is estimated that 90 percent of medium to large companies that can’t resume near-normal operations within 5... Read More

Prevent & Respond to Burst Pipes Brought On by Cold Temperatures

POSTED ON: March 12, 2012
Water damage from leaking and burst pipes can cost your business thousands in electrical and structural damage. Repairing and replacing burst pipes can necessitate tearing up walls and landscaping, as well as replacing hundreds of dollars in damaged merchandise and office equipment. Pipes burst not ... Read More

What is distracted driving?

POSTED ON: March 5, 2012
I normally love to sit down and contemplate the next topic for my blog. I’m actually doing a little bit of what good safety professionals do, “NOT RE-INVENT THE WHEEL”. I was exploring some of my favorite safety sites and was directed to an article that really captured my attention.  I have i... Read More

Flood Planning Tips

POSTED ON: February 27, 2012
Can you believe we are already at the end of February? What does that mean? Springtime is right around the corner (unless of course Punxsutawney Phil is right this year and we have 6 more weeks of winter) and that means sunny skies, warmer temperatures and potential flooding. Despite most of the cou... Read More